1 Day Workshop at NIMBUS ARTS: The Painterly Print Goes BIG!

Saturday February 2nd 10:00am - 4:00pm

In this one-day workshop you can discover the beauty of the artist hand-pulled print. With an emphais on scale, we will explore the large and small format print.

Working with both additive and subtractive process, students will apply ink to Plexiglas plates and transfer them to paper using the Conrad French American printing press. We will develop imagery from photos, drawings, or organic source material to create either a series of small artworks or large format prints that will leave you smiling and high fiving the artist within you. For beginners and advanced printmakers. $125

Price includes ink and most materials. Additional paper available to purchase on site.  Bring a sack lunch to keep the creative juices flowing or order from the food truck nearby. 

Paint Like a Girl: East Meets West

Paint Like a Girl: East Meets West

The east coast may lay claim to Abstract Expressionism, but on the west coast we have Bay Area Figuration.  In this new iteration of Paint Like a Girl, we will focus on the influence of the two schools and the contributions of female painters to both movements. This is your chance to get in touch with your female powerhouse painter and let go of the confines of representation. We will also explore the methods and practices of some of the best contemporary painters working today.  The class has been extended to 7 sessions over 9 weeks.

In class projects, research assignments and inspired group critiques make this a rich and vigorous experience.  MFLGBT are all welcome to discover how to let go of past assumptions about painting and connect with the abstract painter within. 

February 8, 22, March 1, 22, 29th, April 5th and April 12th

No Class February 15th, March 8th and 15th,

Fridays 9:30 to 2:00 Pm

$295.  Bring sketchbook, scissors and paints to first class. 

$30 materials fee due to instructor at first class meeting


Conflict Zone: Sinjar to St. Helena

Art exhibition & film screening popping up in St. Helena

Thanks to a Community Fund Grant from ACNV I was able to travel to Houston and work with a group of Yazidis from Northern Iraq to create a series of monotypes about their daily lives. In partnership with Nimbus Arts, Cameo Cinema and Yazda (a global Yazidi organization), I am bringing the artworks and a special documentary about Nadia Murad, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner to St. Helena, CA. 

Art Exhibition: January 10-20, 2019
Daily 12- 5  
exhibition by Nancy Willis and Yazidi artists
at Nimbus Arts, 649 Main St, St Helena, CA
closing reception Sunday January 20th from 3 to 5 pm

Benefit Film Screening for YAZDA.org

Screening at 5:00pm; Q & A with Nancy Willis and Ann Trinca to follow
Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574

Dine at Cook Tavern after the screening and receive a complimentary glass of wine with entree. 

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Conflict Zone

 A Look Back to Memory 1999

 A Look Back to Memory 1999

Thank you ACNV Community Foundation for funding my Conflict Zone project. I am back from Houston where I collaborated with  a group of Yazidi women,  kids and men  who relocated from Iraq. In early March we came together at the University of Houston printmaking facilities where I asked the groups to create monotypes about their daily lives. I will be showing their work on Saturday and Sunday Aprill 21 and 22nd from 11 to 4 in my Napa studio. 1830 Soscol #D. I will also be giving a lecture "From Empathy to Art Action" on the project on Monday April 23rd at 7 pm. Reservations required so please email me or call 707.738.7173 $25 for the lecture includes wine and beverages. 

stARTup Art Fair LA / Jan. 26th-28th

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Start your year at the StARTup Art Fair/LA  and see how artists from CA and beyond transform the Kinney Hotel in Venice CA into a hip and happening exhibition space. Start in ROOM # 233 and check out my new work. and then head over to # 231 to see my sister Wendy's fantastic prints.
January 26th to 28th
Friday  2 to 10 PM
Saturday Noon to 9 PM
Sunday Noon to 7 PM
737 West Washington Blvd, Venice, CA
Your hotel experience will never be the same!